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Project by Blackie_ posted 06-29-2017 08:26 PM 822 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stepping away from box building to attempt my skills in furniture making.

End Table

My sister several years ago had given me a pine wood coffee and sofa table set that she had bought from a company and no longer needed. I’d been using my live edge mesquite end table along with this set that I made a good while back along with a live edge mesquite table that sits in a different room and the mesquite end table I put back in the room with the mesquite coffee table. The mesquite clashed with the Pine and I needed to make a match.

At first I wasn’t going to do the build but instead contact the original company she bought from in which they quoted me a price of over $400.00 for the matching end table which ain’t a bad price but me being a wood worker I just couldn’t see paying that so I asked what type of wood the set were made of and he told me white pine.

A short bit of time had gone by since that phone call when I found time to start the build, since they used rough cut lumber with pine limbs as the legs I Wasn’t able to find rough lumber so I did my best to make my own by using a an angle grinder with a wire wheel on the 2×6’s and just used 2x’4’s for the legs. Once I had it completed I had to call them back once more to enquirer on the finish, he was kind of short with me giving me little information, he said they used a dark finish sanded and than came back over with a caramel finish and a top coat so I did my best on color matching using minwax Espresso (sanded) then red chestnut in attempt to match the caramel and last two coats of gloss poly.

I used mortise and tenon joints along with pocket hole screws for upper and lower table

Thanks for viewing

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 06-29-2017 09:50 PM

I think you did a fine job with the match Randy. Looks good to me! Thinking… how one of your valet boxes would look if made this size! :) You would need King Kong’s band saw I guess! LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 06-29-2017 10:22 PM

Haha thanks Tony

I may have gone a bit overboard with the wire brush though, I could have toned it down a bit but I’m not about to go back and sand it all back down now. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 06-29-2017 10:36 PM

Randy, I was just poking and found this post by Les Casteel on how to make wood look rough sawed.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/17333#reply-textbox


In the past I ve taken an old 10” sawblade, laid it on the bench and tapped down one tooth just a little with a wood mallet. then skip 4 or 5 teeth, bend another, then run the wood through and it somewhat simulates the old sawmill look. Of course the sawblade is useless for real work after that so mark it in some way.

- Les Casteel


-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 06-29-2017 11:07 PM

Tony, I believe the wire wheel would have worked, I just didn’t have a good enough image of the coffee table imprinted in my mind when I was making the marks, I bared down to hard into the wood and didn’t pull the marks close enough. I could have been much lighter and straighter with the wire wheel.

Could also be not having the correct stain and method of applying the stain as well?

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 06-29-2017 11:36 PM

Sometimes it just take a little practice. Never give up! Just keep on getting better at it. If I ever need to make rough sawn wood I’m going to give this a try. https://youtu.be/y08_YOL6HcI

The was interesting Thanks for sharing Randy!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Madmark2

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#6 posted 06-30-2017 12:15 AM

nice work. Hint: round the table corners and edges . . .

M

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 06-30-2017 03:40 AM

Randy,

Good to see you expanding.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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robscastle

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#8 posted 06-30-2017 07:52 AM

Have you got any sculpting tools?
Lots of culpted furniture can be made if your motivated that way, lotta fun, but can be very messy but as a reward you can get some really custom designs

-- Regards Robert

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robscastle

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#9 posted 06-30-2017 08:30 AM

Have you got any sculpting tools?
Lots of culpted furniture can be made if your motivated that way, lotta fun, but can be very messy but as a reward you can get some really custom designs..

Anyway back to your post, nice work with the grinder its made a very unique piece.

-- Regards Robert

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 06-30-2017 10:06 AM

Thanks M, the edges and corners are rounded, maybe just not showing very well in the photos.

Thanks Tom and Robert, Robert, no sculpting tools this will prob be the only times I make furniture although I do have a bookcase to make for my next project.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 06-30-2017 11:26 AM

Fine looking table, Randy. I think you matched it really good!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Tooch

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#12 posted 06-30-2017 02:17 PM

looks great Randy, a really nice piece. Simulating the Rough Sawn look is a lot harder than people think…. I’ve tried it a few times with little-to-no luck. My attempt included a Circular saw, tapered as far as it could go with the blade guard held back, and just skipped it along the wood. I almost cut my leg off, so I stopped.

Looks like you did much better work

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 06-30-2017 02:20 PM

This is a beautiful table and I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 07-02-2017 10:50 AM

Thanks Jim, Tooch and Charles. Tooch yes I believe you, if I would have taken the time to sand all back down for a retire I believe I would have gotten it even closer, I just wanted it done.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Boxguy

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#15 posted 07-02-2017 10:15 PM

Blackie, I like the look and the color. Nice work. I know what you mean about some projects you just want to be finished with. Good luck with the book case.

-- Big Al in IN

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